2012 Hosokawa Journalism Lecture presents David Boardman, Executive Editor of The Seattle Times
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012
Walla Walla, Wash. – Whitman College invites the public to a free lecture by David Boardman, executive editor and senior vice president of The Seattle Times and seattletimes.com.
Titled “The Promises and Perils of Journalism in the 21st Century,” the lecture takes place Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in Whitman’s Maxey Auditorium. It is the 2012 edition of Whitman’s Hosokawa Journalism Lecture series, a program devoted to excellence in journalism.
Through the prism of The Seattle Times, and illustrated by the Pulitzer Prize award-winning work he managed, Mr. Boardman will discuss what the act of professional journalism requires and marrying the use of modern tools and “citizen journalism” with traditional values. The Seattle Times is Washington State’s largest newspaper.
As an editor for The Seattle Times, David has directed three Pulitzer Prize-winning team projects and edited six other stories that were Pulitzer finalists. As a member of the company’s senior executive team, David contributes to overall company operations, strategy and long-term planning. Before joining The Times in 1983, David was a reporter and editor at several papers in the Northwest, and worked on a construction project in Liberia. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has a graduate degree from the University of Washington.
About The Hosokawa Lecture Series: In 2000, an endowed lectureship was established at Whitman College by David and Beverly Hosokawa, and the Hosokawa Family Foundation. Intended to be a celebration of journalistic excellence, the lectureship honors Robert R. Hosokawa, David’s father, by bringing a noted journalist to campus. The endowment also established the Hosokawa Prize to be awarded each year in recognition of outstanding achievement and excellence as demonstrated by student journalists and photojournalists of The Pioneer student newspaper. A Whitman Alumnus of Merit, Class of 1940, Robert Hosokawa was a reporter for several papers in Missouri, New York, Iowa and Minnesota. He held journalism professorships at the University of Missouri and the University of Central Florida and has been a mentor to many young journalists.
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